The Dancing with The ChadTough Stars raised more than $100,000, furthering our mission to inspire and fund game-changing research to discover effective treatments for pediatric brain cancer, with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).

Please join us in thanking our presenting sponsors – Russell Video and The Kensington Hotel. Because of you, the ballroom looked amazing and really took the event to the next level.

Thank you to the Dooley Family for your long time, generous support.

Thank you also to Heaven Hill Brands, O&W Inc. and Trinchero Family Estates for being our wine, spirits and beer sponsors; and Brown and DeLine, Renew Salon and Spa, and GlamEX as our makeup, hair and tanning sponsors.

Thank you to our talented professional dance instructors: Dwight Davis, Ashleigh DeWeese, Byron Doss, Curtis Haremza, Tonya Hoskins, Lauren Johnson, Lewis Johnson, Alison Tseng, and Jasper Yu.

We are also thankful for our spectacular judges: Mike Martin and Clive & Suzanne Phillips; for our amazing emcee, Joey Radio. Thank you also to Katie Elser Newton, our extraordinary coordinator of the event.

Thank you to our incredible event photographer, Heidi McClelland Photography. To check out more photos, visit her Facebook page.

Lastly, thank you to our incredible dancers CJ Carr, Jiffy Bakich, Megan & Andy Dirks, Joe Donovan, Andrew Genthe, Amy Goble, Monica Holmes, Tom Lewand, Amanda Smith Ruddy, Marissa Partridge, Ryan VanBergen, Channon Washington, Seana Hendricks, Katie Nadig, Lisa Mattison Roberts, Carolyn McFarland and Zoe Ross Thompson.

Change is happening because of all of you!

Support Your ChadTough Stars!
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Seana Hendricks
Katie Nadig
Lisa Mattison Roberts
Carolyn McFarlane
Zoe Thompson

Professional Dance Instructors:
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Dwight Davis

Dancing with Amy Goble

Ashleigh DeWeese

Dancing with C.J. Carr and Ryan Van Bergen

Byron Doss

Dancing with Amanda Ruddy

Curtis Haremza

Instructor for Andy & Megan Dirks

Tonya Hoskins

Instructor for Run D.M. Saline

Lauren Johnson

Dancing with Tom Lewand

Lewis Johnson

Dancing with Channon Washington and Marissa Partridge

Alison Tseng

Dancing with Andrew Genthe and Joe Donovan

Jasper Yu

Dancing with Monica Holmes and Jiffy Bakich

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Joey Radio – Emcee

Joey Radio has been a part of the Mojo in the Morning show since he graduated from High School in 2011. In his role, Joey not only chimes in on topics and gets the chance to interact with listeners on the air, but also oversees all things social media for the show. In his free time, Joey enjoys participating in events around the Detroit Metro and giving back to the community. In 2016 Joey began his own charity, Motor City Movement, which aims to support children with critical illnesses while they continue in their fight. Joey enjoys spending time with him family, especially 1-year-old niece Adrianna. Joey is honored to be emceeing this evening’s event and looks forward to further supporting The ChadTough Foundation in the future.


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